How Does Water Filtration Remove Microplastics From Water? 

The water you drink can contain tiny plastic particles – often called microplastics. If you want to reduce your exposure to these toxic elements, it’s a good idea to get a water filter that can remove them from your drinking water. 

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There are several ways to filter out microplastics from your water – including using carbon filters, ceramic filters, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Some of these are more effective than others, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. 

Carbon Filters: 

GAC (granular activated carbon) and PAC (powdered activated carbon) are the most common types of carbon filters available. Both types of filters have small carbon particles that can remove microplastics from your water. 

However, GAC filters are more effective at removing larger microplastic size fractions than PAC carbon block filters. Both filters can remove a range of contaminants from your drinking water, including bacteria and viruses. 

Ceramic Filters: 

Ceramic filters use all-natural ceramic technology to reduce particles as small as 0.2 microns, which include microplastics. These filters are typically less effective at reducing microplastics than reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and distillation filters. 

Reverse Osmosis & Water Distillation: 

Reverse osmosis uses a membrane of pore size 0.0001 micrometers to push contaminated water through against its natural concentration gradient, separating the toxins from the water and leaving behind pure water. This method can be an effective way to remove microplastics from your water, as long as it is done correctly and regularly. 

It’s also a great way to purify your water, which can make it more nutritious and better for you. It can also help reduce the risk of contracting certain diseases and health issues, such as cancer and inflammation. 

This type of filtration system is also good for removing chlorine and other chemicals, which can be bad for your health and the environment. It can also be an inexpensive option for your home, as it uses less energy than other filtration systems and doesn’t require frequent replacement. 

These are the four most effective methods to remove microplastics from your drinking water: 

  1. Use a carbon-based filter

Activated carbon is a popular and inexpensive alternative to traditional filter media. Activated carbon is composed of finely ground coconut shells and other organic materials that absorb large amounts of impurities. 

  1. Use a filter that is designed to remove microplastics from your water

Some filters, like Brita, are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the removal of suspended solids and have been tested and verified to effectively remove particles smaller than microplastics. 

  1. Get a pitcher-style filter

A pitcher-style water filter is an easy way to reduce the amount of harmful toxins you consume every day. These filters can be used for both residential and commercial purposes. 

  1. Reverse Osmosis & Water Distilleries

The most common form of filtration in use today is reverse osmosis (RO), which uses a semipermeable membrane to separate contaminated water from pure water. This process can be a powerful tool for removing microplastics from your drinking water, as it forces the toxins out of the water while leaving behind the healthy ions and minerals that you need to stay healthy.